Stephen Mills is the executive chairman of Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG. He is based in Zurich.
After completing a degree in economics, Stephen worked as an economist at A.L. Nielsen and Shell Oil before joining Schroders as an equity analyst in 1983. In his 34 years at Schroders, Stephen initially focused on investing as a portfolio manager and then strategist before taking over a management role, building up Schroders’ asset management business in Switzerland.
Stephen has initiated and overseen several acquisitions and partnerships starting with the acquisition of Swiss Re Asset Management Funds (Switzerland) AG in 2007/2008. In 2013, Schroders acquired a stake in Secquaero Advisors AG, the ILS specialist and Stephen sits on that’s company’s board. He also initiated the relationship with Fisch Asset Management AG, a convertible bond specialist, which led to a team of specialist from that company joining Schroders.
He stepped down as Chief Executive of Schroder Investment Management (Switzerland) AG at the end of 2016.